Three things for Thursday: Plastic bags, convention center, Rick Perry

city logo• City councilman Dwaine Caraway unveiled his plan to ban plastic bags in Dallas at yesterday’s city council meeting, reports Rudy Bush at The Morning News. It’s ambitious – would also prohibit most paper bags as well. The councilman “is sick and tired of seeing the bags strung in trees and high grass in his southern Dallas district.”

• The City Council will vote next week to name the Dallas Convention Center after former Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. This should breeze through the council – the only question will be who will offer the most effusive praise in honor of Hutchison.

Gov. Rick Perry is spending $42,000 to tell Chicago businesses that they should move to Texas, following a similar effort to lure California jobs to the state. Says the governor: “…you need to get out while there’s still time. The escape route leads straight to Texas…” As a native Chicagoan, I would warn Perry about two things: First, there are some neighborhoods he should not visit, and please, whatever you do, don’t come home with the Cubs. We have enough problems of our own.


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